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Kit instructions: BELIEVE CARD KIT

Hi everyone! We are back from the Expo – what fun! And have nearly finished unpacking.

We have been getting requests for the instructions on how to make some of th card displayed at the Penrith Paper craft show & Brisbane Expo, so even though we do display a sign saying that not all kits include instructions, luckily we took some photos and are able to provide some instructions for these stunning cards made with our BELIEVE paper collection.

Here’s the display.

PLEASE NOTE: We use Twiddleybitz card packs for these cards.

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Please note that cardstock is not included in this kit – You will need 1-2 sheets of apricot-coloured cardstock. If you cut the centres out of each one that has a cardstock border, you will have enough, otherwise you will need 2 sheets.

Card 1:

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1. Cut the frame shown from the ELEMENTS paper, add to your card front and add a rectangle of apricot cardstock to the centre of the frame.

2. Make a string bow with multiple loops and glue to centre with CONCERTO flower shown.

3. Tuck cream leaves under the string bow and add 2 mini roses at either side of the main flower.

Finish with 2 rhinestones at either side of the leaves.

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Card 2:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1. Use a piece of apricot cardstock just smaller than you card front and cut the shown frames from the ELEMENTS paper and trim to nest just inside the apricot cardstock.

2. Add 2 WILD ORCHID green flowers to the card centre as shown and top with a WATERMELON RUE flower in the centre.

3. Add a rhinestone at the top of the frame centre and 2 at the bottom.

4. Add the sentiment banner across the flowers with 3D foam dots to secure it at each end.

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Card 3:

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1. As with card 2, make a frame with apricot cardstock, then trim a piece of MAKE BELIEVE paper to fit, leaving a small apricot border showing.

2. Punch a paper lace strip and glue to the back of a strip of DREAMS COME TRUE paper (or BUTTERFLIES paper) and attach the piece to the card front about 1.5cm from the bottom edge.

3. Attach a small doily to the centre, a gold string bow & then embellish with 3 flowers – WILD ROSE – green, RUE – watermelon and SPRINGTIME – white as shown,

4. Tuck some cream leaves under the flowers.

5. Fussy-cut 2 small butterflies from the ELEMENTS CARDS and attach where shown.

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Card 4:

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1. Again make a small cardstock apricot border to attach to card front.

2. Trim a piece of MAKE BELIVE paper to fit inside the apricot frame & attach.

3. Punch a piece of paper lace from scraps and glue to the back (top and bottom) of a piece of DREAMS COME TRUE paper that has been trimmed to fit the width, but long enough to leave some of the MAKE BELIEVE paper showing at the to & bottom of the card.

4. Attach an OVAL ORNATE FRAME that has been lined with a piece of apricot cardstock, to the card centre.

5. Add the lace butterfly to the card centre plus a SPRINGTIME – white flower that has been inked on the petal edges.

6. Add the ‘congratulations’ sentiment banner by bending it to make it fit the width of the card better.

7. Add the rhinestones as shown.

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CARD 5:

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1. Cut both apricot cardstock strips and a piece of TAKE A CHANCE paper to fit inside the card front as shown, but do not attach yet.

2. Using some punched paper lace, attach to the back of the trim paper piece at the top and bottom so the lace pokes out from underneath, then attach to the card front.

3. Line an OVAL ORNATE FRAME with a piece of DREAMS COME TRUE paper and attach to card front centre with 3D foam dots.

4. Lightly ink or mist the LOVE or DREAM word (whichever is in your pack) and attach where shown again with 3D foam.

5. Attach flower/leaf cluster of cream leaves, green WILD ROSE, inked SPRINGTIME flower & ivory MINI ROSES.

6. Attach rhinestones as shown.

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Card 6:

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1. Trim a piece of BUTTERFLIES paper to fit just inside your card front leaving a small card-edge border.

2. Line an OVAL ORNATE FRAME with apricot cardstock & attach to card-front centre with 3D foam dots.

3. Add LOVE word and 3 rhinestones as shown.(Please note that some packs have a small lace butterfly which can be used in place of the LOVE word).

4. Add 3 leaves of a green WILD ROSE to the oval top left, then a small string bow topped with an ivory MINI ROSE.

5. Add 2 or 3 cream leaves with a green WILD ORCHID and sherbet WILD ROSE to the bottom right of the oval frame.

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Card 7:

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1. Use a piece of DREAMS COME TRUE, a strip of apricot cardstock, and a piece of TAKE A CHANCE paper, all to fit your card width, leaving a small card-base border showing and fit to card-front as shown.

2. Add a CHEVAL ornate frame with glue, to the card centre.

3. Add cluster of flowers & leaves as shown, starting at the bottom layer with cream leaves – 2-4 each side, the the base of a CONCERTO flower (remove the centre pearl & top flower layer), 2 x WILD ORCHID – green, 1 RUE – watermelon in the centre, then finish with an ivory MINI ROSE at the top left.

4. Add the sentiment banner, bending it to fit over the flowers and attaching with 3D foam dots.

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Your all done! We hope you enjoyed your kit.

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Good morning! I hope all is well with you all :) Nadia here with you today!

I am sharing with you a layout I created using lots of new papers and flowers from Manor House Creations new releases. 

“You Are So Beautiful”

 

My paper used for this collection is from the new release Country Estate” from Manor House Creations, and all the flowers are also from the same collection and the “Thoughts Wandering” collection from Manor House Creations.

I started by applying Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste in white together with a stencil to create some texture in the background.

Once that dried thoroughly , I applied some Golden Fluid Acrylic paint in Teal and Hansa Yellow Light and watered them down a little bit to blend them.

I then applied Izink Ink in Mimosa, Citronella and Turquoise and sprayed with water to dilute .

 I then used my compass and black pen to create a circle border and stamped it with a stitch stamp.

I then cut more strips from the Country Estate paper and layered them together with the gorgeous flowers and some more embellishments.

 

Here you can see the beautoful new roses from Manor House Creations. They come in all different colours to match every project

 

 

 

Manor House Collection products

Paper: Country Estate collection

Flowers: Country Roses – Lemon, Frilly Roses- Turquoise, Frilly Roses – Yellow, Wandering Thoughts – Blossoms, Wandering Thoughts – Ballerina

Felt Doily 

 

Other

The Dusty Attic chipboard

Aladine Izink : Citronella, Mimosa, Turquoise

Paint: Golden Fluid Acrylic – teal and Hansa yellow light, Silks Acrylic Glaze – sunburst

Stamp: Prima Marketing Stitch stamp – borders

Stencil: The Crafters Workshop – Life Months

Resin Love Heart: Prima

 

 I hope you have been inspired today :) Let me know if you have…. I love to hear about it :)

 

You can email me at nadiac78@hotmail.com or drop me a message on my Facebook account

 

 Find Me Here…

   

Step-x-Step with Gwen

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Hello everyone,

It’s Gwen here today with a Step-x-Step to share on how I create my textured backgrounds and flower clusters.

First up we will create our textured background using chipboard letters.

Step 1 – Arrange your letters over your background.  You can use any lettering you like no matter what the colour as it will be covered with Gesso.. This is a fab way to use up older letters from your stash.  For this example I have covered the entire background however, if you have a layout design in mind, you only need to place the lettering where your background will show.

Step 2 – Cover your letters with a mixture of Gesso and impasto medium… do not cover the entire background;  just the area around your letters building  up the edges of your letters and let dry.  Feel free to also add a little to the flat areas of your background for texture.

Step 3 – Once dry, cover the top of the letters generously with Gesso so they are a nice flat white – you can also add gesso to areas of the background… best results are achieved when it’s not “too perfect”.

Step 4 – It is misting time!!  I have used glimmer mist in Vintage Pink and Copper.  It’s important that you make the coverage uneven, this highlights the layers of chipboard and Gesso you have created.  You will also notice that the glimmer mist reacts differently when sprayed onto your plain cardstock to the impasto medium/gesso.

Step 5 – Time to add some paper.  Lots of layers for me :)

Step 6 – Next add in the photo and we can now work on the flower cluster.  I have begun with a line of the Rosettes that have been dipped in gesso added to one side of my photo.

Step 7 –  Next working from largest flowers to smallest I’ve started with the beautiful Romance – Devoted flower as my main feature.  Next I added in the Belief flowers which I have also glimmer misted to co-ordinate with the background and the Idyllic finished off my cluster.  You will notice I have used an uneven number as I find it is more pleasing to the eye than even numbers.

Add a few more finishing touches and you are done.

Thanks for popping by today – I hope I have inspired you to give this a go.

Gwen

Step by step with Delaina

Hello Everyone! Delaina here today with a step by step layout. I created this page using the gorgeous flowers from the Summer collection. I am in love with each and every one and I know you will be too.

I created this page using:

* Country Lane Charm,

* Blossoms – Airlie, Byron & Esperance,

* Cutie Pies - Pink.

 

 I want to show a little paint technique on this page using a few colors of Puffy Paint…
I then used this MS Punch and punched the scalloped shapes..2 White and 2 Yellow. I then adhered the yellow to the white as seen below…
I used the Little Yellow Bicycle, Elizabeth Lane Collection….Cut the Grey paper 4″ X 12″ and then the Border Title Strip…
You will need a 5″ White paper Doily, Pearl Blings,  Journal piece cut from the LYB paper, Floral with Vine cut  from the LYB Papers…
Follow the steps pictured  below to place the Products on your LO… I used 3 small photos…
The Next thing I added to this page was the Paint Dots…I randomly used the colors to accent the flowers…an easy step that makes a statement with colorful detail…
After adding the paint, I felt it needed a little more detail so I added the journal piece next to the photos, the Butterflies and scalloped white Lace under the title border strip….I accented the Lace with Pearl Blings and then added a piece of Twine just above the Pearls…
Now it feels complete to me…

step x step layout with Mahlin

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Hello everyone!

This is Mahlin coming to you from a dark and coldSweden..Australia has summer and we up north is getting used to winter, but no snow yet.

I will show you a page with an idea of how to use your beautiful Manor House flowers in another way than the usual..

So this is the page  I´ll be showing you…

Manorhouse Creations Materials Used:

MHC Marguerite – colourfuls, MHC Romance – Devoted

Materials Other: 2 smaller photos, white cardstock, Shimmerz Coloringz- Lime in da coconut and Mandarin mai tai, Distress stains – Broken China, October Afternoon sprinkers, American Crafts  thickers fantastic and flat, gesso,  corrugated paper.

Step 1 –  Start off with taking one of your colourful flowers apart. It´s a bit tricky because they are wellmade with lots of glue, but with some patience, you´ll get there.

Deconstruct the whole flower..

Step 2 – You´ll get two strips of pretty fabric, adhere them to your cardstock, horizontal. I used my sewing machine to really get them fastened .

Step 3 – Then add photos, I used two smaller photos but this is, of course, up to you and what works for your creativity,  also adding a torn strip of corrugated paper. I used my sewing machine here aswell.

Step 4 – I like working with different fonts and sizes. I used four different fonts. One smaller in plain white to contrast the craft and pick up the white from the background.  A printed thicker, I think the little dots connect with the mist I will add later. And then the fun old vintage one. I choose a green questionmark to pick up the green colour in the flowers.

Step 5 – Time to add the flowers. I placed four flowers, 2 printed and 2 white in a cluster next to my photos.

Step 6 – This step is where my style really steps in. I love paint, mist and being a bit messy. So I splashed some mist. The  four colours where carefully picked to match the fabric in the Marguerite flowers.

Step 7 -  I can´t help but adding some gesso here and there. Gesso is great to tone down the mist if you think it´s to bright . Also adding some on your flowers will bring the whole design together.

Step 8 – Last  but not least.. You haven´t used  all the parts of the deconstructed flower yet.  The flowercenter is a great embellishment. I put the white stems in the cluster of flowers to add some balance and direction to my cluster. The bling parts, I took a needle and made 5 random holes in my cardstock and just stuck the pearls in each hole, adhering on the back.

This is really fun and easy and I hope you enjoy!

Step x step layout with Joanne

Hi Everyone!!!!
 
Joanne here with you today. Well it is just about full on summer here in Australia and because of that reason I thought I would do a super bright fun page using the gorgeous “Summer At The Seaside” collection by The Scrapcake, adding some beautiful Manorhouse flowers to the mix and you will have an explosion of colour on your page.
 
So this is the page you will be creating.
 

 

Manorhouse Creations Materials Used: MHC Cottage Garden – morning glory, MHC The Islands – Sunset, MHC The Tropics – Islander, MHC Tiana – White, The Scrapcake Summer At The Seaside – Travel Notes, Summer Treasures, Colourful Slippers & Summer At The Seaside patterned papers.
 
Materials Other: 6×4 photo, red, blue & white cardstock, Kaisercraft acetate frame, Dusty Attic Chipboard Flourish, ribbon, Spellbinders Dies – eyelet circles, parisian accents & wonderful wings, Tattered Angels Glimmermist – Trunk Bay & Key Lime Pie.
 
PREPARATION – Paper – TRAVEL NOTES – We will be using the yellow side of this paper. Punch 1 x 30cm border strip and a 1 x 10cm border strip and set aside.
 
Paper – SUMMER AT THE SEASIDE – Cut a 28cm x 7cm piece from the light blue (sky). From the dark blue (water) Diecut or similar a 1 x 12cm circle element and remove the middle circle with a craft knife to create a frame. Diecut or similar 1 x 8cm circle element leaving this one whole. Also from the dark blue diecut or similar 1x large sized butterfly & 1x medium sized butterfly. From the little boats side of the paper create 2 x 15cm banner lengths. Set aside for use later.
 
Paper – SUMMER TREASURES – We will be using the green side of this paper. Cut a 28cm x 4cm paper strip leave this one whole. Cut another 28cm x 4cm paper strip and punch a border along one edge only. Set aside for use later.
 
Paper – COLOURFUL SLIPPERS – Cut 1 x 28cm strip of slippers and set aside for later.
 
RED CARDSTOCK – Punch 1 x 30cm border strip and a 1 x 10cm border strip. Create 2x 15cm banner lenghts with slightly larger flags. Diecut or similar 1 x 12cm circle element & 1 x 8cm circle element and remove the middle from both with a craft knife to create a frame.
 
FLOWERS – Using Trunk Bay Glimmermist recolour 1 x MHC Cottage Garden – morning glory and 2x white flowers from MHC The Islands – Sunset. Using Key Lime Pie Glimmermist recolour 2x MHC Tiana – White flowers. To make the Cottage Garden and Tiana flowers less bulky I have peeled away the bottom 2 layers of the flowers.
 
Step 1 – Please refer to the following picture for assembly and placement of background papers.
 
Step 2 – Now attach the circle frames and banners as shown below. I created the banners by tracing around a small dinner plate to create the curve and then drew triangles along the curved line. Then cut out around the lines which you have drawn and add some black outlines to create stitching.
 
 
Step 3 – Position and attach your photo. Also attach the 2 smaller border strips to the top left of the page as shown.
 
 
Step 4 – Attach the smaller light blue full circle diecut to the centre of the top small border strips being sure to overlap the corner of the photo. Add some ribbon bows in contrasting colours. Attach the single recoloured Cottage Garden – Morning Glory Flower to the top of the bows. Now attach the smaller butterfly and a recoloured Tiana – White flower to the butterflies centre. This can be left as it is or I have chosen to make this area the place for my title.
 
 
Step 5 – Attach the large yellow SUNSET flower from The Islands – Sunset pack to the right bottom side the photo.
 
Step 6 – Attach the larger butterfly as shown. Add some ribbon bows, I have doubled mine up for contrasting colour and then add one of recoloured The Tropics – Islander flowers to the top.
 
 

 

Hope you enjoy!
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